13 DIAMONDS - Life Before Death from a Child's Perspective is a story about family. It is about hope and all the beauty life has to offer, until the unimaginable strikes and a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball made itself at home, intruding in the happy lives of a loving family. 13 Diamonds portrays the feelings and views of a young girl who witnessed her mother, the brightest, most beautiful woman she knew, slowly die - taken by this horrific form of cancer. It is about strength, life, death, beauty, grief, and most importantly, it is a story about love.
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About the Author
MANON RINSMA, MSc - a well-traveled, adventurous millennial with a lot of invisible baggage, refused to become a victim of her circumstances. By helping people understand the experience of losing a parent from a 12-year-old's perspective she hopes to give insight and support to prevent others from missing out on valuable time.
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13 Diamonds: Life Before Death from a Child's Perspective based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Manon has made herself courageously vulnerable in sharing what it was like to experience her Mom's illness and death at age 12. Her stories gently remind us to care also for the young people impacted by death and dying. Their important thoughts, concerns and questions should not be ignored. Perhaps it is the same for adults as well! 13 Diamonds helps us to recognize that there is no perfect way to deal with death and dying, but that the love of family and friends proves to be most valuable. This book would be a wonderful resource for families who find themselves in the midst of serious illness. Those who work in palliative care should have this in their library, not necessarily for themselves, but to offer it as a reference to those they serve.